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August 26, 2013 - 12:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Goo Goo Dolls Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Matthew S. Conover, 28, Green Forrest Court, East Amherst, is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, after allegedly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and with a blood alcohol level of .18% or higher. Conover allegedly drove into a ditch inside the concert venue parking lot. Conover’s license to operate a motor vehicle was also suspended. Conover was jailed on $500 bail.

Antho G. Serrano Jr., 19, Dodge Road, Getzville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Riley T. Munger, 19, Greiner Hall, Buffalo, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Ty T. Buczkowski, 20, Wellington Road, Cheektowaga, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

The following people were cited for alleged possession or consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Benjamion P. Madafferi, 19, Amy Lane, Brockport
Brian M. Grablec, 20, Chapel Avenue, Cheektowaga
Samantha R. Christ, 19, Cottonwood Drive, Williamsville
Zachary T. Williams, 20, Fontaine Drive, Cheektowaga
Nicholas J. Perna, 19, Rosewood Drive, Williamsville
Kayla A. Palmeri, 18, Goodrich Road, Clarence Center
Thomas A. Amabile, 18, Elmhurst Street, Lakeview
Kevin L. Scherer, 19, North End Avenue, Kenmore
Taylor K. Eleming, 19, 62nd Street, Niagara Falls
Michael A. Corbeil Labarbara, 18, Sheffield Avenue, Buffalo
Robert E. Robinson, 17, Columbia Parkway, West Seneca
Patrick D. Oleary Jr., 18, Doncaster Road, Kenmore
(name redacted upon request), 17, Shenandoah Road, Buffalo
Faith R. Caldero, 16, Tuscarora Road, Buffalo
Mary C. Walsh, 19, Eden Street, Buffalo
David J. Miller, 19, Pomander Square, East Aurora

August 24, 2013 - 7:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following person was arrested Friday at the Allman Brothers concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Joseph M. Trippi, 18, of Meigs Street, Rochester, is charged with criminal trespass after allegedly jumping a fence to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Trippi was jailed on $250 bail.

August 18, 2013 - 9:19am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested or issued citations by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and NYS DMV Investigators during the Jason Aldean Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Aug. 17:

Jaime Barzey, 30, of Carroll Place, Bronx, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly being found on Darien Lake property after being ejected several times on previous dates and told not to return. Barzey was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Ryan C. Jenks, 24, of Upper Alley Road, Holley, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting in the concert parking lot. Jenks was jailed on $250 bail.

Shawn R. Schottmiller, 21, of Vandervoort Street, North Tonawanda, is charged with two counts of harassment, 2nd, after allegedly hitting two Darien Lake security guards. Schottmiller was jailed on $500 bail.

Craig D. Gingerich, 22, of Fish Hill Road, South Wales, is charged with attempted petit larceny, resisting arrest and harassment, 2nd, after allegedly attempting to take money from a food stand cash drawer and then while being placed under arrest, Gingerich allegedly bit a Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy in the hand. Gingerich was jailed on $750 bail.

Adam M. Logue, 23, of Jackson Road, Webster, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting in the concert venue entrance. Logue was jailed on $250 bail.

Brandon M. Hallock, 23, of Happy Hollow Road, Olean, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight in the concert parking lot. Hallock was jailed on $250 bail.

(name redacted), 20, of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada, was arrested for trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. xxx was jailed on $250 bail.

Sidney E. Cammilleri, 23, of Sias Lane, Spencerport, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Amanda C. Cammilleri, 26, of Fisher Road, Rochester, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Pennilyn M. Baker, 19, of Savona-Campbell Road, Savona, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Calvin L. Felker, 17, of Gannett Road, Lyons, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Lindsay M. Atkins, 26, of Babbette Drive, Depew, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Michael D. Utz, 21, of Raleigh Road, Rochester, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly climbing the fence into the backstage area.

Rodney C. Fuller, 24, of Silk Road, Fulton, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly spitting on Darien Lake medical personnel.

Robert J. Lawless, 26, of Brandywine Lane, North Fairport, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly having a concert security guard in a headlock while the security guard was trying to break up a fight.

Katherine G. Santamaria, 23, of Willowbrook, West Clarence, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly crawling under a fence to enter the concert venue.

Joseph E. Flanagan, 21, of Upper Holley Road, Holley, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly engaging in a fight in the concert parking lot.

Bret M. Dieteri, 23, of Glidden Road, Holley, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly physically grabbing another patron.

Cassandra D. Agnello, 17, of Jackman Lane, North Elma, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly entering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Kyle S. Zawacki, 26, of Westwood Road, Alden, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

The following people were issued citations for the listed alleged offenses:

Michael A. Trauax, 19, of Couth Street, Liecester, for possession of a fraudulent NY license.
Emily I. Wells, 19, of Chenango Street, Binghamton, for possession of a fraudulent PA license.
Brandon R. Moore, 20, of Lakeshore Road, Kendall, for possession of another’s license.
Anthony M. Prentiss, 18, of Frontenac Avenue, Buffalo, for possession of another’s license.
Joseph O. Pinter, 19, of Roat Drive, Angola, for possession of fraudulent NJ license.
Sarah M. Bidwell, 19, of Delaware Road, Buffalo, for possession of another’s license.
Matthew D. Weinholtz, 19, of Marigold Drive, Wheatfield, for possession of a fraudulent license and possession of another’s license.
Kaitlin S. Brown, 17, of Brown Drive, Street, Catherines, Ontario, Canada, for possession of another’s license.
Zachary C. White, 20, of Palmer Road, Taberg, for possession of another’s license.
Cody J. Oas, 18, of Michigan Street, Perkingville, for possession of a fraudulent license.
Ashley R. Brick, 19, of East Avenue, Newfane, for possession of another’s license.
Malachy M. Coyne, 19, of Littleville Road, Avon, for possession of a fraudulent license.

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21:

Brian M. Wolf, 18, of East Avenue, Hornell
Cassandra M. Wolfanger, 18, of Dangelo Parkway, Avon
Jennifer B. Kwoka, 19, of Rogers Avenue, Lockport
Samantha J. Shaw, 18, of Beattie Avenue, Lockport
Kaitlyn M. Thurston, 19, of Horner Road, Angelica
Rachel A. Murray, 20, of Abbott Road, Cuba
Brooke E. Bainbridge, 19, of County Road 2A, Almond
Melissa A. Chiles, 20, of Middaugh Hill, Scio
Chelsea R. Masich, 17, of Highland Avenue, Tonawanda
Miranda North Rusin, 16, of Bannard Avenue, Tonawanda
Zachary C. White, 20, of Palmer Road, Taberg
Justin T. Mckee, 19, of 71st Street, Niagara Falls
Jonathan W. Weronski, 17, of Pratham Road, East Concord
Joshua T. Mcpherson, 17, of Louth Street, Street, Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Taylor D. Webb, 18, of Damson Street, Street, Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Kaitlin S. Brown, 17, of Brown Drive, Street, Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Nicholas M. Dovidio, 16, of Manitou Road, Spencerport
Anna K. Dubinsky, 17, of South Street, East Aurora
Karla E. Aravjo, 19, of South Alder Avenue, Sterling, Va.
Emily J. Tierney, 17, of Quaker Road, East Aurora
Anthony M. Prentiss Jr., 18, of Frontenac Avenue, Buffalo
Kelly S. McLaen, 17, of Oakridge Drive, Rochester
Alicia M. Kessler, 18, of Pinecrest Drive, Rochester
Brandon R. Moore, 20, of Lakeshore Road, Kendall
Lucas F. Renedetto, 18, of East Avenue, Sinclairville
Emily I. Wells, 19, of Chenango Street, Binghamton
Gordon J. Austin, 19, of Sharr Avenue, Elmira
Michelle E. Talarczyk, 18, of Sunningdale Rise, Webster
Meagan E. Sivilotti, 20, of Grand View Road, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan L. Bedford, 18, of Dale Road, Gasport
Gordon D. Lyons, 19, of Mt. Vernon Road, Amherst
Kaleigh E. Cicero, 18, of Gardeau Street, Perry
Kevin M. Beyea Jr., 18, of West Grenadier Road, Scottsville

August 14, 2013 - 8:10am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, darien lake, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by the Sheriff's Office during the John Mayer Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Robert M. Murphy, 34, Brixton Trail, Webster, is charged with two counts of assault, 3rd, after allegedly causing two Live Nation security guards injuries while he was being ejected from the venue. One security guard sustained a broken finger and the other Security Guard sustained a severe laceration to his head. Murphy was arraigned in Darien Court and remanded to jail in lieu of $500 bail.

(name redacted upon request), 16, Huntington Court, Williamsville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Christian R. Amering, 18, Landing Road, North Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Casey A. Hanson, 19, Monroe Street, Brockport, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Abby E. Vitale, 16, Beanpole Circle, Farmington, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Zachary J. Manners, 19, Lori Lane, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Chase A. Squires, 18, Pinyon Court, Clarence Center, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

Lauren J. Baldwin, 21, Newhouse Road, East Amherst, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

James R. Roberts, 19, Campbell Boulevard, Getzville, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Maxwell J. Gerling, 18, Ross Common Crescent, Fairport, is charged with trespass after allegedly attempting to reenter the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Sarah M. LeGrett, 18, Lantern Lane, Honeoye Falls, is charged with false personation after allegedly providing a false name.

Kevin M. Burke, 17, Chase View Road, Fairport, is charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly causing a disturbance in the concert entrance. Burke was also allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

Elizabeth E. Desino, 23, Crestview Drive, Pittsford, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession or consumption of alcohol under age 21:

Michael B. McLaughlin, 18, Hillcrest Drive, Penfield
Bryan M. Smith, 20, Charnick Drive, Adams
Jacob M. Witkin, 19, Old Farm Circle, Williamsville
Robert J. Rummings, 19, Campbell Boulevard, Getzville
Teresa M. Braun, 19, Chestnut Crescent, Rochester
Joshua C. Eidem, 18, Bromley Road, Pittsford
Jessica L. Shafer, 18, Blanchard Street, Jamestown
Brianna L. Harris, 18, Van Buren Street, Jamestown
Jacob D. Richter, 19, Beanpole Circle, Farmington
Magdalyn T. Meyers, 19, Niagara Parkway, Stevensville, Ontario, Canada
Allyson J. Fleck, 18, Heritage Drive, Lancaster
Tyler D. Guarasci, 20, Williamsburg Lane, Lancaster
Ryan A. Massino, 18, Division Street, Lancaster
Leanna A. Sherman, 20, Ellington Drive, Rochester
Amber R. Shechter, 19, Pebble Hill Road, Fairport
Emily B. Rosen, 19, Valley Brook Lane, East Amherst
Alyson A. Plucknette, 19, Elmford Road, Rochester
James D. Cairns, 20, Walworth Road, Ontario, Canada
John R. Wise, 18, Downsview Drive, Rochester
Abigail C. G. Caswell, 19, Washburn Street, Lockport
Eric J. Booth, 20, Elmwood Place, Sherrill
Kyle B. Pendell, 18, Wincanton Drive, Fairport
Gregory J. Deppas, 18, Park Street, Jamestown

August 12, 2013 - 11:35am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested during the Uproar Festival at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

Zachary T. Pabst, 19, Ryan Street, Buffalo, is charged with DWAI drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly operating a motor vehicle entering the concert parking lot while under the influence of a drug. He was also found in possession of marijuana.

Louis R. Lopez, 18, Williams Street, Cheektowaga, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Hannah J. Eisenbaum, 19, Oak Wood Avenue, East Aurora, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

Koree A. Hubbard, 19, Wellington Drive, Derby, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Emily M. Bartlett, 20, Cambier Road, Newark, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly being found in possession of a metal knuckle knife, marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

Alexis J. Keller, 20, Hydesville Road, Newark, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol under age 21 after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

Glenn M. Shaw, 23, Meadow Drive Alden, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing a deputy while being escorted from the venue.

James M. Anderson, 21, Haines Street, Kane, Pa., is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.

John T. Polak, 29, South Western Blvd., Hamburg, is charged with trespass after attempting to reentering the concert venue after being previously ejected and told not to return.

The following people were cited for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Justin A. Russell, 20, Fredericka Street, North Tondawanda
David A. Daugherty, 20, Maida Drive, Spencerport

August 12, 2013 - 9:55am

The turnout for the Uproar Festival at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center was moderate -- something over 6,000 paying customers, but those who did make their way to the venue surely weren't disappointed. There was plenty of quality music for the punk/grunge/heavy rock fan.

There were also activities and merchant booths to amuse concertgoers between acts.

While some might think all the of the action was on the main stage, the secondary change may actually have been more entertaining. The bands there were Cry to the Blind, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Dead Daisies, Middle Class Rut, New Politics and Walking Papers.

The Dead Daises are an interesting act -- kind of a super group, though most fans would readily recognize the names of band members, they've all performed on hit records. The Dead Daisies are billed on the band's Web site as a project of former Guns and Roses guitarist Slash, but performing on lead guitar in Darien on Sunday was Richard Fortus, who has also taken on lead guitar duties with Guns and Roses.

Walking Papers was another experienced, tight band that knows how to put on a live show.

Definately in the up-and-coming category is the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. 

New Politics was entertaining, to say the least, and has a bit of an old-school British Punk vibe to their music.

On the main stage there was Circa Survive, Coheed & Cambria, Jane's Addiction and Alice in Chains.

Great performances all the way around, of course, but it was something special to see Dave Navarro (guitarist, Jane's Addiction, top photo) perform live.

You won't see photos of Alice in Chains here. The band's management insists on pre-publication approval of photos. I won't sign such an agreement. My deal is, I won't tell you what songs to play and you don't tell me what photos to shoot.

Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction.

Adam Gilbert, drummer with the Chuck Shaffer Picture show.

Richard Fortus, lead guitar, Dead Daisies.

Middle Class Rut

Søren Hansen, guitarist, New Politics.

Anthony Green, Circa Survive.

Claudio Sanchez, Coheed & Cambria.

Claudio Sanchez, Coheed & Cambria.

July 24, 2013 - 9:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following arrests were made during the Bon Jovi concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

Joan M. Schrier, 36, of Howard Avenue, Lockport, charged with harassment, 2nd, after she allegedly shoved another concert patron in the neck causing small abrasions to her neck. 

Zachary A. Webber, 20, of Route 39, Arcade, charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued a citation for possessing alcohol being under, 21 after allegedly being found in possession of alcohol and marijuana. 

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Ashton W. Laird, 20, of Cheeseman Hill Road, Delevan
Kyle W. Meerboth, 19, of Genesee Road, Sardinia
Paige N. Billingsley, 18, of Prospect Avenue, Salamanca

July 23, 2013 - 9:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Darien, weather, darien lake performing arts center.

A strong thunderstorm that has moved into the area has brought a halt to Bon Jovi's show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Heavy rain, lightening and thunder hit the Darien area in the middle of Bon Jovi's performance, according to Tweets from fans at the show.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement warning that the storm has the potential to become severe.

Localized flooding is possible.

UPDATE 9:41 p.m.: The concert is restarting in five minutes.

July 22, 2013 - 9:41am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by the Sheriff's Office during the Toby Keith concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

Jeremy M. Perez, 24, of Ayrault Drive, Amherst, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .18 or greater and aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd, after allegedly operating a pickup truck in the concert parking lot striking another car and leaving the scene. Perez allegedly had a revoked driver’s ID. Perez was jailed on $2,000 bail.

Joshua M. Perez, 21, of Ayrault Drive, Amherst, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the concert parking lot. Perez was jailed on $150 bail.

Angel L. Castro, 24, of Plymouth Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert parking lot after being told to leave several times.

Judy L. McLaughlin, 44, of Park Lane South, East Aurora, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing and punching security while being ejected from the concert venue.

Michael P. McLaughlin, 47, of Park Lane South, East Aurora, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance inside the concert venue.

Mark A. Ritchie, 29, of Warden Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Ritchie was jailed on $500 bail.

James M. Sturnick, 21, of North Main Street, Honeoye Falls, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a security guard in the face.

Zachary M. Dodd, 19, of Park Edge Drive, Cheektowaga, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Erika L. Szymanski, 22,,of Elmwood Avenue, Depew, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

John A. Lally Jr., 19, of Thompsonwood Drive, Clarence Center, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and possession of a fictitious license after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. He also allegedly possessed a fictitious Maryland driver’s license.

Gina F. Picone, 20 of Marine Drive, Amherst, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Mitchell W. Smith, 20 of South Union Road, Rochester, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

William J. Peel, 22, of Sandridge Road, Alden, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the concert venue.

(Name redacted upon request), 20, of William Street, Lancaster, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol being under, 21 after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol.

Rayelle S. Offhaus, 19, of Schwartz Road, Elma, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession of a fictitious license:

Karlee J. McCorry, 20, of Hawthorn Drive, Spencerport
Zachary J. Haun, 20, of Freedom Drive, West Seneca
Nicholas R. Bittner, 19, of Lilydale Street, Hamburg
Allison M. Stamp, 20, of P.O. Box, Montour Falls
Nicholas A. Gigante, 19, of Lein Road, West Seneca
Ashley M. Bishop, 20, of Wilman Drive, Lancaster
(name redacted upon request), 20, of Sheldon Road, Skaneateles
Brandon P. Frank, Sommerset Drive, Webster
Lisa M. McGuire, 19, of Everett Place, Tonawanda
Troy J. Crevier, 19, of Lake Road, Webster
Justin J. DiBernardo, 19, of Hidden Pines Trail, Webster
Alexander J. Woodard, 17, of Ransom Road, Lancaster

The Following were issued a citation for alleged possessing another person’s license:

Nicholas A. Tagliarino, 19, of October Lane, Amherst
Kelsea E. Flannery, 19, of Lewis Street, Endicott
Briana C. Estabrook, 19, of Curtain Road, Tully
Mitchell W. Smith, 20, of South Union Street, Rochester,
Edward J. Malo III, 20, of Piunnacle Road, Rochester
Matthew J. Graves, 19, of Telephone Road, Caledonia
Defrance C. C. Hotilling, 20, of Cross Over Road, Fairport
Spencer C. Byrne, 21, of Paddy Hill Drive, Rochester
Samantha A. Fischer, 18, of Roseview Avenue, Blasdell
Gina F. Picone, 20, of Marine Drive, Amherst

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Michael J. Carroll, 17, of Vanderbilt Avenue, North Tonawanda
Daniel J. Gundlach, 18, of Tachi Drive, Newfane
Philip J. Brogan, 20, of Harvard Street, Rochester
Kelsey A. Peck, 18, of Meadowbrook Drive, Elma
Brenna C. Donnegan, 19, of Genesee Street, Avon
Kyle C. Betron, 19, of Carmichael Lane, Geneseo
Parker A. Hatfield, 20, of Lincoln Road, Ontario, Canada
Nicole A. Adams, 20, of Swamp Road, Bergen
Casey J. Erhardt, 18, of Renee Court, Marilla
Matthew J. Graves, 19, of Telephone Road, Caledonia
Lucas R. Logsdon, 18, of Dunkley Road, Leicester
Gabrielle R. Sacco, 16, of Downey Drive, Oswego
Erica J. Handley, 18, of Small Road, Syracuse
Candace M. Timberlake, 20, of Robert Drive, Syracuse
Patrick J. Kinderman, 17, of Homestead Road, Hamburg
Molly R. Hennessy, 17, of Manor Lane, Hamburg
Anthony J. Altieri, 20, of Main Street, Alden
Timothy J. Lewalski, 20, of Townline Road, Lancaster
Dane M. Wetzler, 19, of West Main, Alden
Brett A. Scheuerlein, 18, of Richmond Avenue, Batavia
Cody D. Swimline, 17, of Trumbull Pkwy, Batavia
Mitchell G. Wilkinson, 20, of Willow Woods, Alden
Caitlin A. Protas, 18, of Rondelay Drive, Cheektowaga
Andrea N. Smith, 20, of French Road, Cheektowaga
Cody M. Slattery, 20, of Olean Road, South Wales
Amanda L. Furlani, 20, of Hillside Pkwy, Lancaster
Sean T. Holtham, 19, of Juniper Street, Lockport
Trystin M. Plummer, 17, of Jefferson Street, Wellsville
Colton C. Beardsley, 17 of Niles Hill Road, Wellsville
Veronica J. Ebert, 18, of Scott Avenue, Wellsville
Stone T. Skeeter, 16, of Lee Place, Wellsville
Lisa A. McGuire, 19, of Everett Place, Tonawanda
Paige A. Zosh, 18, of Emerson Street, Alden
Peter P. Guido, 17, of West Wood Road, Lancaster
Christine A. Harling, 17, of Emerson Street, Alden
Nicholas J. Dieter, 16, of Kellogg Street, Alden
John M. Henderson Jr., 17, of Laurelwood Drive, Rochester
Justin J. DiBernardo, 19, of Hidden Pines Trail, Rochester
Brandon P. Frank, 19, of Sommerset Drive, Webster
Troy J. Crevier, 19, of Lake Road, Webster
Brooke A. Bull, 19, of Townline Road, Delevan
Samantha K. Raiber, 19, of Grove Street, Delevan
Clarissa M. Jones, 18, of Pine Street, Yorkshire
Jennifer L. Cicero, 20, of Pinetree Drive, Lancaster
Jaclyn M. Corsaro, 20, of Lenmart Drive, North Tonawanda
Matthew D. Peters, 17, of Spring Court, North Tonawanda
Ashley N. Ward, 17, of Lakewood Drive, North Tonawanda
Kaitlyn N. Mazierski, 17, of Stevenson Court, North Tonawanda
Samantha R. Gioeli, 19, of Windsor Avenue, Amherst
Rebecca L. Shoemaker, 20, Woodstock Avenue, Tonawanda
Elliott J. Russillio, 20, of William Street, Lancaster
Jacob C. Bene, 17, of Lyrae Drive, Gettzville
Devon M. Migaj, 19, of Sullivan Drive, Elma
Joseph W. Pici, 20, of Bullis Road, Elma
Eric F. Grzywna, 18, of Nanaite Drive, Elma
Benjamin S. F. Balderman, 19, of Leicester Road, Kenmore
Sarah M. Bidwell, 19, of Delaware Road, Buffalo
Andrew M. Hirsch, 18, of Butler Drive, Lancaster
Holly C. Kowalski, 18, of Cornell Drive, Depew
Stephanie L. Deuschle, 18, of Croydon Drive, Depew
Jesse J. Mikowski, 18, of West Wood Road, Lancaster
Aaron D. Wawrowski, 18, of Clark Street, Lancaster
Matthew B. Czechowski, 18, of Bentley Circle, Lancaster
Kyle P. Gallo, 20, of Street, Lawrence Drive, Street, Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Raeanne K. Fensom, 20, of Warner Road, Street, Davids, Ontario, Canada
Chelsea M. Len, 18, of Caprice Drive, Cheektowaga
Jillian N. Bennett, 16, of Broadway Street, Alden
James W. Rodgers, 19, of East Lake Street, Skaneateles
Megan E. Burdzy, 18, of Clermont Court, Lancaster
Carly D. Nevez, 20, of Sand Mateo Edmund, Okla.
Sean P. Bihrle, 20, of Calm Lake Circle, Rochester
Sarah M. Mador, 19, of Grosvenor Road, Kenmore
Elizabeth M. Pellegrino, 18, of Willow Breeze Road, Kenmore
Jessica M. Reeb, 20, of Signal Drive, Lancaster
Alissa M. Dibello, 20, of Belmont Avenue, Lancaster
Andrea J. Moore, 19, of Walnut Street, Baldwinsville
Shelby A. McNeilly, 18, of State Street, Skaneateles
Elizabeth E. Strods, 18, of State Street, Skaneateles
Sharon H. Adams, 19, of East Lake Road, Skaneatles
(name redacted upon request), 20, of Sheldon Road, Skaneateles
Brandon R. Murray, 18, of State Street, Skaneateles
Katelynn C. Bellnier, 20, of East Genesee Street, Auburn
Jesse J. Saniflippo, 20, of Chinaberry Crescent, Rochester
Edward J. Malo III, 20, of Pinnacle Road, Rochester
Dylan V. Davis, 19, of Route 245, Naples
Veronica E. S. Arnott, 19, of Ott Road, Stevensville, Ontario, Canada
Rachel J. Gombos, 19, of Abbott Road, Buffalo
Sarah R. Castilone, 18, of Gould Avenue, Depew
Alexander J. Woodard, 17, of Ransom Road, Lancaster
Brandon M. Barron, 20, of School Street, Skaneateles
Dalton A. Lemieux, 19, of Murphy Road, Lockport
Matthew K. Boyle, 17, of State Street, Road, Batavia
Robert G. Vanthoff, 19, of Havenwood Lane, Grand Island

July 19, 2013 - 10:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following arrests were made during the Bob Dylan/Wilco/My Morning Jacket concert at Darien Lake on Thursday.

Conor B. Stebbins, 17, of Middle Cheshire Road, Canandaigua, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of a switchblade knife and a small amount of marijuana.

Emily E. Chadwick, 19, of Zittel Street, Buffalo, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th, and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and Alprazolam.

The following people were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Sean M. Cole, 20, of Maidstone Drive, Webster
Daniel V. Perry, 26, of Euclid Avenue, Hamburg
Brian J. Sexton, 31, of South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park
Kevin I. Palmer, 32, of Canandaigua Road, Walworth
Mitchell J. Gardepe, 21, of East Park Drive, Lockport
Evan C. Burk, 20, of Weld Street, Lockport
Kurt A. Hoffman, 20, of Shisler Road, Clarence
Rial C. Pate, 23, of RR 12 Ryegate, Mont.
Cody J. M. Nichols, 22, of East 1st Street, Corning
Jonathan M. Wulfert, 40, of Lake Road, Ontario, Canada
Ryan D. Clem, 20, of Peartree Lane, Webster
Craig W. Wulfert, 33, of Lake Road, Ontario, Canada
Nicolo A. Ferraro, 20, of Brookwood Drive, Webster
(name redacted upon request), 20 of Route 380, Sinclairville
Romine J. Foster, 17, of Timor Street, Stuart, Fla.
Steven D. Rodak, 16, of Tall Oak Drive, Canandaigua
Steven M. Caldwell, 19, of Quail Run Lane Lancaster
Tyler W. Miller, 29, of Oak Hill Road, Frewsburg
Owen K. Norrod, 29, of Warren Road, Frewsburg
Peter J. Brown Jr., 19, of Robert Quigley Drive, Scottsville
Emily L. Richards, 18, of South Grove, East Aurora

The following people are accused of unlawful possession of marijuana and possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Salvatore V. Tumminelli, 20 of Brookwoood Drive, Webster
John W. R. Snell, 19 of North 4th Street, Lewiston
Ian D. Denner, 20, of South Hill Road, Wellsville
Gina M. Chapman, 20, of Wayneport Road, South Macedon
Craig P. Martin, 20, of Bittersweet Drive, Farmington

The following people were cited for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Ryan M. Dallavia, 19, of Morgan Drive, Lewiston
Neal B. Bullard, 18, of Old Glenwood Road, West Falls
Connor J. Anthony, 19, of Circle Drive, Lewiston
Michael A. Celeste, 20, of Scovell Drive, Lewiston
Abby R. Sugnet, 17, of Foxbourne Road, Penfield
David M. Arthur, 19, of Chapel Woods, Williamsville
William T. Mangione, 18, of Remington Drive, North Tonawanda

July 15, 2013 - 8:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested during the Rockstar Engery Mayhem Festival at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

Matthew J. Greif, 42 of Ranchview Avenue, North Olmsted, Ohio, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Greif was jailed on $500 bail.

Christopher Matusak, 30 of North Avenue, Avon, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with concert security inside the venue. Matusak was jailed on $300 bail.

Christopher M. Hund, 36, of North 12th Street, Olean, is charged with forcible touching after allegedly grabbing the buttocks of a 17-year-old girl.

Christopher M. Fasso, 16 of Point Peter Road, Gowanda, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of another’s license after allegedly being found in possession of another person's NYS driver's license and marijuana.

Stephen R. Kenney, 20 of Thurston Road, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of another’s driver's license after allegedly being found in possession of another person's NYS driver's license and marijuana.

Nicholas G. Guido, 17 of Central Street, Moravia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued a citation for possession of alcohol after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under 21.

Joshua B. Scott, 18 of Richardson Hill Road, Moravia, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued a citation for possession of alcohol after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under 21.

Caitlin C. Bernard, 20 of Hillview Avenue, Collins, is charged with criminal possession of a
controlled substance, 7th, after allegedly being found in possession of a controlled substance.

Jason M. O’Reilly, 26 of Jackson Road, Webster, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, 4th, after allegedly being found in possession of a dagger.

Anthony M. Basso, 22 of Parkhurst Boulevard, Tonawanda, is charged with criminal possession of marijuana, 5th, after allegedly being found in possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana.

Jack C. Staples, 23 of Wheeler Road, Lockport, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the employee parking area after being ejected from the concert.

Patrick A. Garbutt, 24 of Penfield Road, Penfield, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping onto the concert venue back fence in an attempt to reenter the venue after having been denied entry.

Austin M. Jorgensen, 16 of West Genesee Street, Auburn, issued a citation for possessing another’s license and possession of alcohol after allegedly being found in possession of another person's NYS driver's license and alcohol being under age 21.

The following people were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana:

Daniel R. Mentecky, 22, Harvest Avenue, Buffalo
Justin K. Berner, 18, Countryside Lane, Orchard Park
Damon C. Koscinski, 22, Moose River Road, Boonville
Rebecca M. Kaufman, 19, Hemlock Road, Forestport
Joshua A. Sudyn, 18, North Creek Road, Lakeview
Eric J. Lortz, 21, Violet Parkway, Eden
Timothy J. Nicholson, 19, State Route 414, Seneca Falls
Benjamin T. Cultrara, 18, Allens Creek Road, Pittsford
Corey A. Miller, 19, South Street, Lyndonville
Gregory P. Smith, 25, Jefferson Street, Dansville
Christopher J. Mouer, 30, Doran Street, Rochester
Joseph T. Adams, 26, North Greece Road, Hilton
Dwayne M. Conyne, 25, East Linden Avenue, Rochester
Jeremy D. Seiling, 20, East Park Road, Grand Island

The following people were issued citations for possession of alcohol with intent to consume under 21. 

Bryant J. Hough, 17, Lockegroton Road, Groton
Zachery J. O’Donnell, 20, West Quaker Street, Orchard Park
Andrew M. Kirsch, 20, Tuscarora Road, Chittenango
Devin J. Christpher, 20, West Hazeltine Avenue, Kenmore
Max Tyler J. Blueher, 19, Huckleberry Lane, Liverpool
Derek A. Markle, 19, Fireside Drive, Liverpool
Dolan G. Morton, 20, South Geneva Street, Ithaca
Dylan M. Jorgensen, 20, West Genesee Road, Auburn

July 13, 2013 - 7:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following arrests were made during the Brad Paisley concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Friday.

For photos of the show, click here.

Travis J. Sheldraky, 19, Burke Road, Dunville, Ontario Canada, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance by pushing a security guard.  Sheldraky was arraigned and jailed on $250 bail.

Anna K. Rauber, 18, County Route 46, Dansville, charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly being ejected from the concert venue and then being found within the venue after being told she could not reenter.

Ashley L. Shields, 24, Main Road, Akron, charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking another subject and throwing her into a vehicle fender.

Ian M. Emes, 20, Wayside Drive, Lewiston, charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, and possession of another person's license. After allegedly being ejected from the concert venue Emes was   found within the venue after being told he could not reenter, and was found to have another person's NYS driver's license.

Kiersten M. Salanger, 20, Coventry Road, Syracuse, charged with possession of a fictitious license and possession of another person’s license after allegedly possessing a fake ID and another person's NYS driver's license.

Michael S. Rawdin, 18, Shimerville Road, Clarence, charged with possession of another person's license after allegedly being found in possession of another person's NYS driver's license.

Emily M. Simson, 20, Dorrance Avenue, Lackawana, charged with possession of another person's license after allegedly being found in possession, another person's NYS driver's license.

The following people were issued citations for allegedly consuming/possessing alcohol under age 21:

Michael W. Mctarnaghan, 18, Groveland Road, Geneseo
Gabrielle M. Kwaiatek, 17, Alleghany Road, Darien
David S. Phillips, 17, County Road 37, Bloomsfield
Kyle P. Juda, 20, Stevenson Court, North Tonawanda
Alexandra B. Hubert, 18, Amberwood Drive, Amherst
Lindsay R. Lippert, 17, Cornish Heights Parkway, Syracuse
Kerstyn L. Empey, 18, Ellsworth Place, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Zachary M. Tiepiechowiak, 18, Woodland Drive, West Seneca
Carmen J. O’Donnell, 18, Elmsford Drive, West Seneca
Katheryn M. Layer, 17, Candlewood Lane, Clarence Center
Blair E. Budzinski, 17, Clardon Drive, Williamsville
Magnum M. Kibler, 17, Randall Road, Le Roy
Hayden A. Lester, 18, Dickerson Street, Lyons
Elizabeth A. Daley, 16, Curtis Parkway, Buffalo
(name redacted upon request), 16, Casenovia Street, Buffalo
Jacob M. Zimmerman, 18, Stony Point Road, Grand Island
Christopher J. Spoto, 18, Falcon Crest Drive, Rochester
Adam B. Kalivoda, 19, West 28th Street, Erie, Pa.
Ryan C. Farrell, 18, Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda
Nicholas H. Bluff, 17, Woodland Drive, Tonawanda
Chelsea R. Masich, 17, Highland Avenue, Buffalo
Nicholas M. Troup, 20, Route 31, West Holley
Philip J. Sipp, 19, Gary Drive, Brockport
James P. Fallon III, 19, Trefoil Lane, Brockport
William F. Maddison, 18, Michael Drive, Welland, Ontario, Canada
Chad A. Moccia, 19, Thorold Road, Welland, Ontario, Canada
Stacey L. Roegner, 18, Lawton Road, Hilton
Kevin J. Spitzer, 20, Foxwood Lane, Williamsville
Nicholas R. Novak, 17, Derby Road, Derby
Kailey S. Maronski, 20, Queens Lane, Hamburg
Danielle L. Aragon, 17, Hart Place, Orchard Park
Larissa M. Weis, 19, Treehaven Road, West Seneca
Rachel M. Spencer, 17, Hardwood Road, West Seneca
Kevin J. Adgate, 17, Treehaven Road, West Seneca
Maggie E. Hale, 18, Oatka Road, Warsaw
Thomas D. Elling III, 18, Thorncliff Road, Kenmore
Michael A. Prentice, 18, Lisa Ann Lane, West Seneca
Tyler M. McTique, 18, Hilltop Courts, West Seneca
Daniel U. Danovskis, 19, Molnar Drive, West Seneca
Eric S. Lipa, 17, Heather Drive, Lockport
Samantha J. Welling, 20, Florida Avenue, Rochester
Courtney S. Coots, 19, East William Street, Bath
Arielle M. Tomb, 19, Howell Street, Bath
Andrea N. Aldrich, 20, Crittenden Road, Alden
Michael J. Cipolla, 18, Water Street, Perry
Bryan M. Geise, 18, Ridge Road, Lockport
Corbin H. Grassman, 18, Timber Creek Court, West Alexandria, Ohio
Brandon M. Hasfurter, 19, Theresa Court, West Seneca
Kathleen Mazur, 19, Keller Road, Clarence
Alissa N. Macpeek, 20, Lincoln Avenue Ext., Lockport
Andrew R. Reinwald, 20, Clymer-Sherman Road, Clymer
Jordin M. Bernard, 18, Parkside Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Gina M. Ross-Detro, 18, Spring Street, Geneva
(name redacted upon request), 20, King Anthony Way, Getzville
Joshua J. Coffey, 20, Woodcrest Drive, Amherst
Brian W. Hayes, 20, Cayuga Street, Clyde
Christopher S. Briggs, 19, Nelson Road, Cassadaga
Gregory A. Snyder, 17, Barnum Road, Cassadaga
Derek J. Wise, 19, High Street, Cassadaga
Collin J. Ruge, 20, Nelson Road, Cassadaga
Jacob W. Kwoka, 19, Corinthia Street, Lockport
Laura C. Tait, 19, Carnegie Drive, Vestal
Ryan D. Dombrowski, 20, South Protection Road, Holland
Cody M. Slattery, 20, Olean Road, South Wales
Allie J. Whitehouse, 18, Maple Avenue, Wellsville
Alana M. Becker, 17, Whitestone Lane, Lancaster

July 13, 2013 - 1:01am

The concert season at Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center continued Friday with country superstar Brad Paisley headlinging another one of his annual shows locally, with opening acts Lee Brice and Chris Young.

Brad Paisley.

Lee Brice.

Guitarist Travis Bettis with Lee Brice.

Chris Young.

Chris Young's bass player, Shane Chilton.

July 12, 2013 - 11:38am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, Kid Rock, darien lake performing arts center.

A $5,000 donation from Kid Rock is listed on the Web page set up at giveforward.com to raise funds for Jason McNeil, the former WNY resident who is in a coma after apparently being punched by another patron at the performer's concert at Darien Lake on July 6.

McNeil is still in a coma but making progress according to a Facebook page set up to keep people apprised of his condition.

The donation page says that so far 290 donations have been made totaling more than $30,000 with a goal of raising $20,000 more over the next 29 days.

The 43-year-old Alabama resident is originally from Alden, but reportedly is very involved in his community in Tuscaloosa and has lots of friends and supporters there. He is involved in several charities in the community and is a member of Kiwanis.

He's been in a coma since being taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC after allegedly being punched in the face by Craig Malcolm Lawson, 34, of Talbot Street, Courtland, Ontario, Canada.

Lawson is charged with assault, 3rd, a misdemeanor, and is out of jail on $1,000 bail.

While the Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation, District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said his office will review the evidence as the case develops. It's possible Lawson could face a felony charge if there is sufficient evidence to sustain such a charge.

An upgraded assault charge would be assault in the second degree. In order to prove that charge, the prosecution would need to show that the defendant intended to cause serious injury.

Previously: Alleged assault case at Kid Rock concert grows more complicated with news of serious injuries

July 10, 2013 - 1:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

Craig Lawson

The suspect in the alleged assault following the Kid Rock concert July 6 at the Darien Lake Performing Art Center has probably learned by now that his alleged victim is in serious condition, but District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said he has no reason to believe the Canadian resident won't make his scheduled court appearance July 30.

Craig Malcolm Lawson, 34, of Talbot Street, Courtland, Ontario, Canada, was initially charged with just a misdemeanor, assault in the third degree, so bail was only set at $1,000.

Indications are, however, that Lawson, who according to sources has a good job in Canada, is taking the case seriously. He's hired a private attorney, who happens to also be a state senator, Michael Ranzenhofer.

"He has retained an attorney who has appeared on his behalf," Friedman said. "The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on July 30 and at this point I have no reason to believe that he won’t be there."

If Lawson were to fail to appear, the District Attorney's Office would need to work with Canadian authorities to obtain his arrest and extradition, which could delay progress of the case.

The alleged victim, Jason McNeil is in a coma, according to friends, at ECMC.

A few days ago, media in Alabama reported on the 43-year-old McNeil's condition and described the Tuscaloosa resident as a "prominent businessman." His coworkers set up a fundraising campaign on his behalf with a goal of raising $25,000 (now $50,000, with more than $18,000 raised so far). There's also a Facebook page set up for McNeil.

McNeil is the owner and operator of Synchronous Industrial Services and has a wife and two children. He's originally from the Alden area and besides going to see Kid Rock he was in WNY for a few days to visit with family.

The fundraiser and media coverage of McNeil's condition could likely alert Lawson that the case is more serious than he might have thought after his initial arrest, but Friedman said he believes Lawson will meet his obligation to appear in court.

"As I said, it appears to me that the defendant has retained counsel and will do the right thing and he will address these charges as he needs to," Friedman said. "I’m not going to speculate on any problems in that regard."

Last August, the District Attorney's Office went through a similar case, which is still pending, against Kelly L. Alcorn, who was initially charged with harassment for allegedly hitting another patron at the Jason Aldean concert.

The alleged victim went to Buffalo media and claimed she was more seriously injured than might warrant a misdemeanor charge. The woman sought a felony charge against Alcorn, a police officer in Niagara Falls.

Friedman's office reviewed the accounts of events, the available evidence and the medical records and eventually sought a grand jury indictment against Alcorn, who is now facing a charge of assault in the second degree.

The same process could be followed in the Lawson case, Friedman said.

"We need to get a handle on what occurred, statements of witnesses, police reports, things like that, and follow the victim's medical condition before we make any decision," Friedman said.

When Darien Town Justice Gary Graber arraigned Lawson the night of July 6, he was presented with a document called an accusatory instrument that specified the charge against Lawson -- the misdemeanor of assault, 3rd -- and a very brief narrative of what police believed happened. He also was given, in this case, two brief witness statements.

From the penal code:

A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:
1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person ...

The accusatory states that Lawson, "did punch Jason McNeil in the head with a closed fist causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the pavement."

There were also two witness statement's in Lawson's court file.

One witness, who said she is a cousin of McNeil's, said that as she was coming out of the concert, "some guy came up to my cousin, Jason McNeil, and punched him in the face with a closed fist. Jason proceeded to fall backwards and hit his head on the pavement and did NOT MOVE. Jason was not arguing with anyone and I have no idea why he was punched."

Another witness, a Depew resident working for the concert venue, also said he saw the alleged incident.

"I saw a man wearing a red tee shirt arguing with a male that was younger than him," he wrote. "The man in the red pushed the younger kid. The younger looking male was walking backwards and the male in the red pulled his arm way back and punched the younger looking kid. I heard the punch hit the kid in the face and I also heard the younger kid's head hit the ground."

At the time Graber set Lawson's bail at $1,000, he would have had no direct information on McNeil's condition or the fact that McNeil was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC.

To sustain a charge of assault in the second degree, the prosecution would need to be confident that it could prove the defendant intended to cause serious injury. For example, the need to prove intent eventually lead to the dismissal of one of the felony counts against Jacquetta Simmons in the Walmart Christmas Eve assault case. Simmons was convicted by a jury of a single felony involving the assault on a person over age 65, rather than straight assault, 2nd.

Top photo via giveforward.com.

July 7, 2013 - 12:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, Le Roy, darien lake performing arts center.

The Sheriff's Office announced the following arrests Saturday during the Vans Warp Tour at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Charles W. O’Shea, 35, of 6972 W. Main Road, Le Roy, is charged with felony DWI, felony driving with a BAC of .08 or greater, aggravated unlicensed operation, 1st, and aggravated unlicensed operation, 2nd, after allegedly being found operating in an intoxicated condition in the campground area. 

Shalanda L. Darden, 24, of North Hampton Street, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jed T. Jastrzemski, 18, of Rumbold Avenue, North Tonawanda, was the only person cited for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

July 6, 2013 - 8:01am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The Sheriff's Office made the following arrests during the Kid Rock concert Friday at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Jordan J. Apps, 35 of Bertie Bay Road, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, is charged with third-degree criminal mischief after allegedly punching the window out of a vehicle. Apps was on $20,000 bail.

Craig M. Lawson, 34 of Talbot Street, Ontario, Canada, was charged with third-degree assault after allegedly punching another patron in the face knocking him unconscious. The victim was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight. Lawson was jailed on $1,000 bail.

Brian R. Becker, 38 of Eastham Court, Webster, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and operating with a suspended registration.

Patrick J. Gillen, 22 of Baywood Drive, Cheektowaga, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Jhon A. Polanco, 16 of North Clinton Avenue, Rochester, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

The following people were cited for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21.

Elliot J. Austin, 18, of Claybed Road, Filmore
Abbey C. Paulsen, 17, of Route 19 Filmore
Megan A. Bailey, 18, of Roszyk Hill Road, Machias
Charles C. Lorraine, 20, of West Walworth Road, Macedon
Chelsea M. Wartinger, 20, of Corydon Drive, Depew
Kriston M. Farrell, 20 of Beale Avenue, Cheektowaga

July 4, 2013 - 12:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following arrests were made Wednesday by the Sheriff's Office during the Dave Matthews Band Concert at Darien Lake Theme Park.

ToniMarie Gigante, 39, of Hallam Road, Buffalo, is charged with disordlerly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the concert venue. Gigante was arraigned and jailed on $250 bail.

Christopher K. Grasso, 30, of Westside Drive, Rochester, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing an officer who was breaking up a fight. 

Shane M. Curry, 18, of Broxbourne Drive, Fairport, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly attempting to fight a deputy in the concert venue. Curry was jailed on $100 bail.

Thomas W. Hummel, 17, of Chapel Hill Drive, Rochester, is charged with criminal possession, of a controlled substance, 7th, and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly possessing oxycodone and marijuana.

Michael D. Capezzuto, 19, of Fenwick Lane, Victor, is charged with criminal mischief, 4th, after allegedly jumping onto the hood of a car, causing damage.

John R. Adams, 17, of Welsey Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into a restricted area of the concert venue.

John M. Vandemoortel, 31, of Chadwick Drive, Waterloo, is charged with disordley conduct after allegedly using obscene language, causing a disturbance.

Robert C. Stapleton, 44, of Orchard Street, Ovid, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with security while being escorted from the concert venue.

John J. Stefaniak, 18, of George Street, Hamburg, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue after being previously ejected from the concert.

Lawrence J. Lent, 20, of Bownshill Lane, Fairport, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being told not to return.

Patrick T. Van Vortel, 19, of Garnsey Road, Pittsford, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a deputy while being ejected from the concert venue.

Matthew D. Wieczorek, 44, of Westminster Avenue, Syracuse, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected.

Rachel M. Sanchez, 24, of Lake Street, Angola, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly using obscene language and causing a disturbance while exiting the concert venue.

Kristen B. Faricellie, 17, of Wood Acres Drive, East Amherst, is charged with trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue without a ticket.

The following people received apperance tickets for alleged unlawful possession of marijuana:

Kelsey B. Sargent, 20, of Creek Road Extension, Lewiston
Matthew W. Ortiz, 20, of Gleason Circle, East Rochester
Richard S. Bailey, 24, of Garage Road, Farmington
Keith D. Langdon, 18, of Dublin Road, Penfield

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession or consumption of alcohol under age 21:

(Name redacted upon request)  18, of Ashford Court, East Amherst
Gabriel S. Zumpano, 19, of State Route 28, Barneveld

(Name redacted upon request), 19, of Shirley Avenue, Buffalo
Daniel J. Miller, 19, of Norbrook Road, Fairport
Rachel D. Anderson, 18, of Drayton Parkway, Hamburg
Thomas W. Gavin, 18, of Frontier Drive, Blasdell
Brian M. Castonguay, 17, of Willowbrook Drive, Orchard Park
Ryan M. Enright, 19, of Buffalo Road, Churchville
Adam C. Ludwicki, 20, of Knollwood Drive, Churchville
Ian F. Mohr, 17, of Wildmere Road, Rochester
Michael E. Anvelt, 19, of Forest Wood Lane, Pittsford
William C. Phelan, 18, of New England Drive, Rochester
Madeline R. Kalke, 18, of Rogers Parkway, Rochester
Luke A. Tierney, 18, of Minuteman Trail, Rochester
Brandon W. Hardy, 20, of Bridlepath Lane, Lancaster
(name redacted upon request), 18, of Caroline Lane, Elma
Nicole E. Deming, 18, of Country Club Drive, Syracuse
Annessa N. Sax-Bolder, 19, of Hillair Circle, White Plains
Avery P. Palardy, 20, of Joseph C. Wilson Boulevard, Rochester
Zachary J. Mietus, 20, of Congress Avenue, Rochester
Zoe T. Duberstein, 19, of Antlers Drive, Rochester
Hannah E. Roselli, 19, of Mill Street, Hornell
Allison E. Roberts, 19, of East Washington Street, Hornell
Danielle K. Dero, 19, of Bradnell Avenue, Le Roy
Nicholas C. Augostini, 20, of Foxburn Road, Penfield
(Nane removed upon request), 20, of Mt. Liberty Drive, Penfield
(name removed upon request), 20, of Genesee Street, Rochester
(name removed upon request), 20, of Genesee Street, Rochester
Kristine N. Celeste, 18, of Scovell Drive, Lewiston
Patrick J. Gardner, 18, of Oakbrook Drive, Williamsville
Marissa A. Peltier, 19, of Clarence Center Road, Clarence
Nicholas J. Ferry, 19, of Hollingson Road, Clarence
Julia L. Griffith, 19, of Doncaster Road, Kenmore
Roseann J. DeVito, 20, of Canandaigua-Farmington Townline Road, Canandaigua
Robert M. Dicioccio, 18, of Lynn Drive, Orchard Park
Emily A. Wood, 18, of Nottingham Terrace, Hamburg
Trevor J. Snyder, 18, of Ellis Road, Orchard Park
Katherine E. Janish, 19, of North Lake Drive, Orchard Park
Mary J. Russo, 20, of Chapel Woods, Williamsville
Shannon E. Wrona, 18, of Traverse Boulevard, Buffalo
Kevin C. Ort, 18, of Sannita Drive, Rochester
Rosemarie L. Leach, 19, of Affinity Lane, Rochester
Shannon M. McCooey, 18, of Sunrise Terrace, West Seneca
Alayna M. Wageman, 19, of Sandlewood Drive, Getzville
Kristen L. Waskosky, 20, of Berkley Drive, Lockport
Nicole M. Carcione, 20 Leete Road, Lockport
Stephanie E. Hudson, 18, of Polar Drive, Penfield
Sean P. Byrne, 20, of South Geddes Street, Syracuse
Taylor M. Novakowski, 18, of MDL Cheshire Road, Canandaigua
Zachary R. Zimmerman, 20, of County Route 65, Watertown
Matthew J. Barvaccia, 19, of Sunrise Park, Pittsford
(name redacted), 20, of Maple Street, Hornell
John N. Dagon Jr., 20, of Maple Street, Hornell
Matthew R. Dansa, 19, of Chase Drive, Orchard Park
Monica M. Reiser, 18, of Birdsong Parkway, Orchard Park
Dennis F. Segrue, 18, of Chateau Place, Mendon
Cameron E. Orlando, 17, of Stratford Lane, Rochester
Madeline M. Box, 19, of Crestwood Road, Corning
Austin J. Antkowiak, 18, of Burbank Drive, Orchard Park
Kerry J. Winter, 19, of Holmes Hill Road, Conesus
Brendan P. Hart, 18, of Cynthia Circle, Orchard Park
Joseph F. Dagher, 18, of Via Marina, Williamsville
Brodie A. Egan, 18, of Velcoda Drive, Rochester
Jessica A. Kuzdzal, 20, of New Road, Amherst
Alyssa M. Filiatreau, 19, of McBurney Road, Clifton Springs
Lucia M. Forte, 19, of Lin Road, Utica
Daniel E. Gershman, 20, of Evelyn Avenue, North Bellmore
Sharan Varadarajan, 19, of Clooney Drive, Henrietta
Matthew S. Leonard, 19, of Cape Henry Trail W. Henrietta
Allison A. Yacono, 19, of Tumbleweed Drive, Pittsford
Kevin M. Burke, 16, of Chase View Road, Fairport
Cody M. Grasso, 20, of West Bihrwood Drive, West Seneca
Patrick J. Crowley, 20, of Union Road, West Seneca
Stephen R. Greiner, 19, of Highpoint Court, Orchard Park
Danielle K. Ruf, 16, of Hitree Lane, Rochester
Alexandra N. Emiliano, 18, of Christina Drive, North Chili
Kendra N. Thomas, 19, of Beartown Road, Painted Post
Taylor N. Royce-Parvlot, 20, of Chestnut Street, Corning
Peter M. Gropp, 19, of Shannon Glen, Fairport
Michael B. Caruso, 20, of Neuchatel Lane, Fairport
James T. Coon, 18, of Culver Parkway, Rochester

June 24, 2013 - 8:49am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, darien lake, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested Sunday by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office during the Zac Brown Band concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Thomas R. Cartere, 22, Graver Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.

Patrick J. Conte, 22, Cayuga Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.

Michael J. Adornetto, 24, Foxhunt Lane, East Amherst, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance at the concert venue.

Michael P. Kedley, 35, Daytona Avenue, Webster, is charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance as he was being ejected from the concert venue.

Samuel J. Carrigan, 50, Hayes Road, Montour Falls, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance as he left the concert venue.

Sandra C. Bauer, 53, Meadow Drive, Boston, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.

Nicholas H. Nadrowski, 20, Lakeview Road, Lakeville, is charged with trespass and resisting arrest after reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return. Nadrowski then allegedly fought with deputies while being arrested.

Brittany D. McGown , 23, Ash Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, was arrested for trespass after allegedly entering the concert venue without a ticket. McGown was released on $100 pre-arraignment bail.

The following people were issued citations for alleged possession/consumption of alcohol under age 21:

Alyssa T. Berkholder, 20, California Road, Orchard Park
Keegan M. Phalen, 20, South Willow Road, East Aurora
Jillian K. Voit, 18, South Woodland Ridge, Elma
Valerie A. Zgoda, 20, Preserve Road, West Seneca
Alexis M. Loffredo, 18, Palecrest Court, West Seneca
Jillian M. Polinski, 19, Valley View Drive, Elma
Nolan A. Ringo, 20, Valley View Drive, Hamburg
Cameron J. Coon, 16, Queens Lane, Hamburg
(Name redacted upon request), 19, Enchanted Forest, South Depew
Rebekah S. Czerniak, 20, Fairview Drive, Alden
Jonathan A. Voss, 17, Bekoda Road, Scottsville
Jonathan K. Cappotelli, 19, West Main Street, Caledonia
Daniel P. Biggins, 19, County Road #11, Rushville
Rachel A. McConnell, 18, South Wind Way, Rochester
Brianna J. Jager, 18, Evergreen Drive, Rochester
Amanda T. Winkler, 20, McKinley Parkway, Blasdell
Alyssa C. Winkler, 18, McKinley Parkway, Blasdell
Ryan A. McGillicuddy, 17, West Pleasant Drive, Eden
Sarah M. Deberardinis, 19, Prospect Street, Angola
(name redacted upon request), 19, Chase View Road, Fairport
(name redacted upon request), 20, Whitney Road, Fairport
Bradley E. Wellenzohn, 18, East Rolling Hills Drive, Orchard Park
Tyler J. Hayden, 18, Ridgewood Road, Buffalo
(Name redacted upon request), 18, Canterbury Trail, Fairport
Courtney J. Simon, 17, Atlantic Avenue, Fairport
Hannah C. Larson, 19, Cable Street, Buffalo
Danielle M. T. Pratts, 18, Fremont Avenue, West Seneca
Carly R. Hatten, 20, North Creek Road, Lakeview
Rebecca M. Bentley, 19, Cassandra Circle, Churchville
Kaila S. Fox, 20, South Prince Street, Depew

May 27, 2013 - 6:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Darien, darien lake performing arts center.

The following people were arrested by members of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office during the Tim McGraw concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

Michaelk P. Sobolewski, 19, of Edward Street, Lancaster, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and alcohol after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and alcohol being under age 21.

(name redacted upon request), 23, of Covell Road, Brockport, is charged with trespass after allegedly refusing to leave the concert venue.

Mitchell G. Wilkinson, 20, of Willow Woods, Alden, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Devin M. Karnath, 17, of Seneca Street, West Seneca, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly punching another concert patron.

William R. Briggs, 20, of South Main Street, Wayland, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.

Kyle G. McCarthy, 21 of Gordon Avenue, Lancaster, is charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return several times and then resisting arrest.

Lacey M. Soro, 16, of Tuscarora Road, Niagara Falls, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly striking a security guard several times.

The following people were issued citations for allegedly possessing alcohol under age 21.

Leanne M. Webb, 16, of Bartlett Road, East Aurora
Kennedy M. Weltjen, 16, of Waverly Street, Springville
Jordan M. Napierala, 20, of Nob Hill, Rochester
Danielle P. Dolegowski, 19, of Stolle Road, East Aurora
Daniel J. Harrington, 19, of South Transit Road, Lockport
Alexa M. Mina, 19, of Park View Drive, Pittsford
Taylor L. Clark, 17, of Langer Place, Webster
Kala M. Wilkins, 19, of Simsbury Lane, Pittsford
Tyler D. Piscitello, 19, of Liebler Road, Boston
James S. Tam, 20, of Wood Run Rochester
Kyle J. Callea, 18 of Quail-Run Lane, Lancaster
Karlie J. Johnson, 19 of South Portage, West Field
Kelly N. Crouch, 17, of Lancer Court Depew
Matthew J. Dunne, 20, of Carmen Street, Amherst
Alexander G. Moore, 19, of Comstock Road, Lockport
Ridge A. Hawk, 20, of Whitetail Drive, Marilla
Adam D. Ostrowski, 18, of Canwell Street, Lancaster
Jacob D. Radka, 16, of Kibbe Avenue, Batavia
Allison L. Stock, 17, of Bennett Road, Angola
Megan M. Crowley, 19, of Abbey Road, Whitesboro
Marisa C. Coleman, 20, of Obrien Road, Rome
Marisa N. Scozzaro, 18, of Willow Ridge Lane, Lancaster
Jacqueline L. Porreca, 18, of Southpoint Drive, Lancaster
Eric R. Schlegel, 20, of Southpoint Drive, Lancaster
Jennifer M. Jankowski, 20, of Fruitwood Terrace, Williamsville
Laura A. Dilts, 19, of Route 96A, Romulus
Jeremiah W. Tomion, 19, of Ferguson Corners Road, Penn Yan
Samantha E. Demmerley, 19, of Lakeshore Road, Derby
Nicole L. Littlejohn, 18, of Texas Street, Angola

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